Sunday 2 December 2018 7.45pm St Machar’s Cathedral

Handel: Israel in Egypt

Aberdeen Bach Choir
Musical Director Peter Parfitt

Aberdeen Sinfonietta

First ever performance by Aberdeen Bach Choir of George Frideric Handel’s Israel in Egypt.

1867 Edward Poynter - Israel in Egypt

This oratorio draws directly on passages from the Old Testament. The 1739 premiere was not well received, and Handel immediately set about to revise the work. It is now a favourite worldwide, not least because of the intense and almost operatic drama Handel brings to the music, both for the double chorus and for the SATB soloists.

Rehearsals begin again on Tuesday 28 August
High Church, Hilton

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Peter recommends the recording by The Sixteen, Coro COT16011, available as a CD or download. You can buy a rehearsal CD or a download/stream of your part from Choraline.

AGM Tuesday 21 August

Aberdeen Bach Choir December 2015 St Machar's Cathedral